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  1. Jan

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    Install help

    I have installed Gimp 2.4.6 and now I miss the help system. I get always this panel:
    helpbrowser Message.
    The GIMP help files are not found.
    Please install the additional help package or use the online user manual at http://docs.gimp.org

    I downloaded a GNU Image Manipulation Program.html but where must I place this file? In the Application>Gimp folder or in the Library>ApplicationSupport>Gimp folder?
    I tried this but that is not the solution.
    Any help please.

    Jan
     
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    Siddharth,
    thanks. I downloaded the small version, opened it and read the install document. Then I tried to install the gimp-help but without any result. After the ./configure I got :
    /Users/geenen/Desktop/gimp-help-2.4: /Users/geenen/Desktop/gimp-help-2.4: No such file or directory
    configure: WARNING: `missing' script is too old or missing
    The configure enden with:
    configure: WARNING: cannot find dblatex(1), PDF generation disabled
    configure: WARNING: cannot find docbook2odf(1), ODF generation disabled
    configure: WARNING: cannot find xml2po(1), SVG generation disabled
    checking for GIMP... configure: error:
    ** Couldn't find a GIMP-2.0 installation. If you want to skip this check and
    ** install the help files to the configured prefix, use the --without-gimp
    ** configure option. Note that GIMP will then only find the help files if it
    ** is installed in the same prefix. See the file 'INSTALL' for more help.
    What can I do?
    Greetings
    Jan
     
  4. L7hope

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    What O/S are you using? :question:
    If you're using Linux, it's probably already in the repository. ;)

    Anyway, it looks as if your trying to install the help for gimp 2.0. Not 2.4.
    It's probably looking under ~/.gimp-2.0 instead of ~/.gimp-2.4

    What version of gimp do you have? And what version is the help files for? Do they match?


    If your using Ubuntu or any other type of Debian, then try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install gimp-help-en
    
    I haven't really used any other type of Linux, but this should work with Mandreva,
    Code:
    urpm gimp-help-en
    
    ...and Fedora is:
    Code:
    rpm gimp-help-en
    
    I think Suse is
    Code:
    yum gimp-help-en
    
    Note, you will have to be a super user to install software.

    it might be easier than building it yourself. ;)

    --------

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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    Hi,

    I have an iMac PPC OS 10.4.11 and Gimp-2.4.6. I am my own administator.
    With the Terminal application I can make my mac a Unix engine.
    I hope this will help to clear my position.

    Jan
     
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    ok then I will move this topic to mac section
    u will definately get help there ;)
     
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    Ooo.... Sorry. All my info is wrong. ??? :-[

    Try getting the package, ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/help/gimp-help-2.4.1.tar.bz2. Is that what you got before?

    It's not finding your Gimp installation. The INSTALL file says that


    I really don't know anything about Macs, so I really can't help. :( Sorry.
    However, I'm SURE that someone around here knows just what to do. :)

    If you can't get it working, you could always just use the online one. (http://docs.gimp.org/en/) ;)
    But that's kinda hack. lol
     
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    I briefly looked at getting the docs built on mac but it was sort of complicated so i gave up. For now i'd just recommend reading the docs from the website, but of course if you feel at home on the terminal feel free to try and build them ;)

    For the -pc file to be found, you'll need to install GIMP from macports like explained in our how-to, the binaries won't be enough
     
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    Thanks all for the messages.
    I have two oppertunities one stay by the installed version or two look for a solution with macports. Because I am new to install with macports I searched with the keywords gimp macports. I downloaded macports and a gimp.tar version.
    So far so good but I am afraid that if I do a new install of gimp that two versions conflict with each other. Is that true?
    What is your advice?
    Jan
     
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    :)
    Auria,
    I installed the gimp help package and did a quick test and the first impression is great and everything works. I found only small imperfections. Here they are:
    1. The installation works fine. When is the installation is finished the window cannot closed by the red button.
    2.The panel to the left has no scrollbar and the lay-out of its contents is not logical
    3. I cannot enlarge the letter size of the right panel
    4. The scrollbar of the right panel cannot scroll down only up is possible.

    I made a picture of the Help window but I cannot attach it because I miss the Browser button.

    Thanks for this product. My problem is solved.

    Jan ;D
     
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    Jan, I'm not sure what scrollbars and panels you are talking about? The help should just open in your web browser (Safari, Firefox)
     
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    Auria,

    First the help opens in the Gimp help Browser.

    Because I am not able to attach a picture I try to describe it by words what I called panel and scrollbar.
    This Help window is divided in two parts called panels.
    The contents of the left panel is the table of contents and it has not a scrollbar to the right.
    The rest of the window is called the right panel and its contents is the users manual. It has a scrollbar to the right side. But it has only the function to move down.
    A scrollbar is a device with the function that you can move up and down the page by clicking on this device.

    I hope this will explain my words.

    Jan
     
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    Auria,
    I switched to the web browser firefox and now every thing is OK.
    Regards
    Jan
     
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    Glad it worked. I just wonder why it opened in the gimp help browser. Our builds are suposed to be configured to use the web browser :| Had you changed the setting, or was it configured tyhis way all along?
     

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